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- Posted on Jan 15th 2010 5:03AM by Julian Marszalek
'Glee', the hit US musical comedy about a school choir of misfits, gave cable TV channel E4 its largest ever audience when it attracted 1.3m viewers on Monday night and is now set to replicate that success with the release of several tracks from the show's first two episodes.
Key among those is the cast's cover of soft rockers Journey's hit, 'Don't Stop Believing,' which is expected to crash the Top 20. The cast's versions of Amy Winehouse's 'Rehab', Kanye West's 'Gold Digger' and Rihanna's 'Take A Bow' are likely to make an appearance too.
The success of the tracks will follow in the steps of the show's American success where tracks are released on the back of each episode and have thus far generated over 2.5m downloads between them.
Martin Talbot from The Official Charts Company said, "The way that the programme has been set up and the way the release schedule has been set up, with downloads available to purchase after the show, is an unusual and new."
However, Sound of 2010 winner Ellie Goulding is far from impressed with the show's potential dominance of the charts. She said, "Lets start up a campaign again ... a Rage Against campaign...but not Rage this time, a Pearl Jam or Soundgarden [instead]."